Emmanuel Ceysson & Quatuor Voce – Ballad in Red (Works by Debussy, Hindemith, Salzedo) (2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Emmanuel Ceysson & Quatuor Voce – Ballad in Red (Works by Debussy, Hindemith, Salzédo) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:12:07 minutes | 959 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Booklet, Front Cover | © Aparté

The harp prodigy Emmanuel Ceysson, member of the orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris and more recently of the Metropolitan Opera, is a real star. His mad rise evokes that of the French Carlos Salzedo, born in the 19th, who became in New York the greatest harpist of his time, and revolutionized the repertoire of his instrument. This new album crosses the twentieth century in a program inspired by Gothic, under the sign of mystery and fantasy. The luminous Ballade by Salzedo resonates here with the works of more famous composers: Debussy’s impressionistic atmospheres shimmer, the fantastic settings of Caplet come to life, and the beauties of Hindemith’s writing play with the incredible sound palette of this orchestra-like instrument. Powerful in the bass, crystalline in the treble, Emmanuel Ceysson’s special red harp – built after Salzedo’s – blossoms fully in virtuoso solo pieces as well as in the dialogue with the strings of the Voce Quartet in the very Argentinian Gustavo Leone’s Quinteto Rojo. This imaginary but coherent musical stroll introduces to the new and captivating universes of the harp, with a repertoire devoted to the instrument.

01. Ballade fantastique pour harpe
02. Conte fantastique
03. Red Quintet
04. Sonate pour harpe: I. Mäßig schnell
05. Sonate pour harpe: II. Lebhaft
06. Sonate pour harpe: III. Sehr langsam
07. 3 Morceaux pour harpe seule: I. Ballade, Op. 28
08. Danse sacrée et danse profane, L. 103: I. Danse sacrée
09. Danse sacrée et danse profane, L. 103: II. Danse profane
10. Le Fil rouge d’après un thème de Mathias (Bonus Track)

Caplet, André (1878-1925)
Ceysson, Emmanuel (b.1984)
Debussy, Claude Achille (1862-1918)
Hindemith, Paul (1895-1963)
Leone, Gustavo (b.1956)
Renié, Henriette (1875-1956)
Salzedo, Carlos (1885-1961)

Emmanuel Ceysson, harp
Quatuor Voce